Large pods with massive, sweet peas inside? Yes, please! At Fruition, we love to sow and share both full-size and compact varieties of shelling pea. We often sow both full-size and dwarf varieties on the same day once the snows melt so we can enjoy twice the harvest window. Here in Zone 5, we direct-sow shell peas as soon as the snows melt as well as in early August for an abundant fall harvest! Also, because they fix their own nitrogen, peas thrive in the limited nutrients of container gardens more than most.